My Makes · My Neighborhood

Mini update – late summer transition and new mystery amigurumi

Just a few words to check in and show some shots from a brief walk around my campus. Fall is practically here, and the weather is so much more tolerable. My boy Bodhi agrees. PHOTOS: Out and about near my campus. On the west side, there are some plots of rice and vegetables ready to… Continue reading Mini update – late summer transition and new mystery amigurumi

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Post-typhoon nature walk, and crochet projects update

My posts are coming slower these days - I'm really bogged down at work, like so many educators during this pandemic. There is some wheel-reinventing going on that is unavoidable. I have plenty to be thankful for, including the simple pastimes that distract me from worries. That still includes going out in nature with my… Continue reading Post-typhoon nature walk, and crochet projects update

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Mandala has a home! Plus, new shawl and favorite dog treats recipe

After some thought and time to locate supplies, I was able to satisfactorily hang the mandala on my living room wall, behind my piano. I used a simple curtain rod and some metal rings in every other space of the border. I think I may add rings to the rest of the open spaces, to… Continue reading Mandala has a home! Plus, new shawl and favorite dog treats recipe

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Folk village in summer and peek at a new project

I'm making a summer top with the Phildar Shiny yarn, a cotton yarn with touches of polymide and polyester, which provides a little sparkle. I absolutely love the yarn - wish the sparkle showed up better in photos. The yarn has beautiful color flecks, and doesn't split. The top I'm making uses simple mesh and… Continue reading Folk village in summer and peek at a new project

My Makes · Treasures

Crafty updates and knitted film memorabilia

This will be a short potpourri of updates. I'm nearing the end of the Spice Market mandala pattern, and still enjoying the journey. I'm now on Part 8, which introduces an interesting Swiss-cheese like pattern composed of single crochets and chains. Slow and steady progress has thankfully resulted in not too many mistakes: PHOTOS: Spice… Continue reading Crafty updates and knitted film memorabilia

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Bird watching (with video) and a new garment WIP

The rain has cleared, and that means back out forest-walking with my pup. These last couple of days have been amazing for sighting birds. I think a combination of fine weather and few people gives critters the courage to make an appearance. In a previous post I mentioned that I knew about three ponds in… Continue reading Bird watching (with video) and a new garment WIP

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Hidden places in my Korean neighborhood; finished Frontier shawl

I just finished another Frontier shawl, and I am ready to start yet another, this time in ivory. What do you think of this light orange color? It will be great with denim, I think. Now, to find someone to adopt it! PHOTOS: Frontier filet crochet shawl from start to finish. It was made using… Continue reading Hidden places in my Korean neighborhood; finished Frontier shawl

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Gyeongsan forest walk, and crafty bits

Gorgeous weather kept my dog and me out an extra long time on today's afternoon walk in our neighborhood forest. I'll share a few photos here that only need a little explanation. The small pond above is one of two I'm aware of in the forest behind the university where I work. There are many… Continue reading Gyeongsan forest walk, and crafty bits